Michael Sukkar MP

Federal Member for Deakin.
Minister for Housing & Assistant Treasurer.
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Coalition Government Chips in to Help Conservation and Heritage Volunteers in Deakin

Two community organisations in Deakin will receive funding to assist with their valuable heritage and conservation work under the Federal Coalition Government’s Grants to Voluntary Environment, Sustainability and Heritage Organisations (GVESHO) program.

Michael Sukkar, Federal Member for Deakin, congratulated the Whitehorse Historical Society in Mitcham and the Blackburn-based Field Naturalists Club of Victoria on securing the grants.

“We all benefit from the hard work and dedication of our environment and heritage volunteers,” Mr Sukkar said.

“The Government is committed to supporting their work through the GVESHO program and I congratulate our local grant recipients who will share in $4500 in funding.”

The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria, the state’s oldest conservation group, will receive $3000 in funding, while the Whitehorse Historical Society has secured a $1500 grant.

“The grants program supports eligible community-based, not-for-profit organisations by providing assistance with ongoing administrative costs such as volunteer training, paying phone bills or buying a new computer,” Mr Sukkar said.

“This means staff and volunteers are able to focus on their invaluable on-ground works.”

For more information on the Grants to Voluntary Environment, Sustainability and Heritage Organisations program go to www.environment.gov.au/gvesho.